Organizations currently benefiting from the Congregation’s Alternative Investments Fund

Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the organization is run by volunteers and focuses on raising funds for local business development. Hundreds of jobs have been created with funds raised.
Boston Community Loan Fund
With a mission of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work, the Fund invests in businesses that create social and financial returns. It finances affordable housing,child care facilities, arts programs, schools, health clinics, youth programs and other community services.
Canadian Alternative Investment
Co-operative Open to registered Canadian charities, the CAIC was formed in the early 1980s by
religious congregations wanting to pool financial resources to promote social justice. They are particularly interested in investments that promote alternative economic structures and act as catalysts for structural change.
Institute for Community Economics, Inc.
The ICE builds the capacity of community land trusts and other locally controlled organizations to develop permanently affordable housing and local small businesses, throughout the United States.
Leviticus 25:23
“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants.”
With a service area covering New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, this organization’s mission is to provide flexible capital and financial services for the development of affordable and supportive housing, and community facilities including child care centers. They have a specific focus on smaller cities and suburban neighborhoods beset with poverty.
New Community Corporation
This New Jersey organization provides community-based services and programs including housing, early childhood education, transitional housing for the homeless,job training, education, health care, community arts, youth programs and a host of social services for children, families and senior citizens.
Oikocredit
Oikocredit provides loans to about 500 microfinance institutions which have touched hundreds of thousands of families in 70 countries.

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